I have to have an annual 'fix' of Exmoor, but usually stay nearer to Lynton. However, because of something I needed to do, my husband Steve and I decided we would look for somewhere closer to Dulverton. An internet search brought up Stags Head Farm. We arrived with our son at 4.30 just as dusk was setting on a wet cold day.
We were greeted by Ray who led us into a lamp lit, warm and cosy house, and introduced us to Claire, who showed us to our rooms. Wow! The Large, beautifully decorated lamp lit rooms were so inviting. The en-suites had bath and shower.
Having been offered tea, we were shown into their private lounge with roaring fire. Claire bought in home made cake and left us to unwind after a very long day, after offering to call the local pub to reserve us a table for dinner.
With over an hour to get ready my husband suggested a warm bath to revive us. The water was piping hot, the bath so comfortable to lie back and relax (and what a treat, so many places only have shower rooms) and the toiletries added a touch of luxury. There were thick towels to dry us off.
Claire had put such lovely personal touches in place. A box of tissues, cotton buds, eye makeup pads in the bathroom, and a tray in the bedroom which had tea and coffee making facilities, a bottle of water and the piece de la resistance - homemade biscuits beautifully presented in a gift bag.
After returning from our meal out we climbed into such a comfortable bed, turned out the lights, and lay listening to the silence without street lights glaring in through the window, and then slept for 10 hours!
Now, often when staying in hotels and b&bs breakfast is served between 8 and 9 but here we had until 10 am before we needed to make an appearance, so we were able to enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit in bed before getting dressed to go down for breakfast, where there was a table laid out with a choice of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurts, which we enjoyed whilst waiting for our delicious and locally sourced full English.
Sadly, we had only one night here, but the friendliness and comfort means that this will become an annual pilgrimage!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We’re a small, family run B&B in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Somerset. We have recently lovingly refurbished our grade II listed building to create a contemporary, yet cosy, rural retreat set in seven acres of land.All of our bedrooms are en-suite, with powerful showers and baths. All rooms have either kingsize or super-kingsize beds, fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Nearby Dulverton has many wonderful pubs, cafes and restaurants and is less than 10 minutes drive away ... more less
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